The past comes back to life this week with albums from several veteran acts, while a few contemporary artists chime in with some new ideas.

Twenty years removed from their classic debut, Weezer reunites with "blue album" producer Ric Ocasek to rediscover their ability to craft straightforward rock songs again on Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Also, Stevie Nicks enlists Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics to dig up and rework some demos from her archive that date back to the '60s for one of her best solo albums to date, while the suddenly prolific Johnny Marr returns with a strong follow-up to last year's The Messenger. But it's not all throwbacks this week, as progressive electronic hip-hop artist Flying Lotus makes a mark with his exceptional new album, You're Dead, featuring appearances from Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Herbie Hancock. And don't miss outstanding new records from R&B singer Tinashe, experimental electronic crew Caribou, and the supposed final album from British singer/songwriter Vashti Bunyan.

For more on these albums and the rest of this week's new music, head over to our New Releases page.